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Ancient Shadow armor
  • Ancient Shadow armor equipped (male)
  • Ancient Shadow armor equipped (female)
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense19 (set)
Set Bonus15% increased movement speed
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell180 (set)
Obtained from Obtained from
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
EntityQty.Rate
Eater of SoulsEater of Souls.pngEater of Souls10.19%

Ancient Shadow armor is an armor set that reproduces the pre-1.0.3 Shadow armor design, and is otherwise identical in all ways to the current Shadow armor set. Each piece is interchangeable with the equivalent Shadow armor piece, while still granting the same set bonus.

When the full set is equipped, the player will emit purple bubbles, and create a semi-transparent after-image effect behind themselves when moving. This effect appears to be clones of the player. These clones do not appear to have bodies inside of the armor, as there is no face prevalent.

Each piece has a 0.19*1/525 (0.19%) chance of being dropped by an Eater of Souls.

Set[]

Ancient Shadow Helmet
  • Ancient Shadow Helmet item spriteold Ancient Shadow Helmet item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense6
Body slotHelmet
Tooltip7% increased melee speed
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell75
Research1 required
Ancient Shadow Scalemail
  • Ancient Shadow Scalemail item spriteold Ancient Shadow Scalemail item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense7
Body slotShirt
Tooltip7% increased melee speed
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell60
Research1 required
Ancient Shadow Greaves
  • Ancient Shadow Greaves item spriteold Ancient Shadow Greaves item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Statistics
Type
Defense6
Body slotPants
Tooltip7% increased melee speed
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell45
Research1 required

The after-image effect when moving.

The bubble effect of the armor.

Notes[]

  • If Ancient Shadow armor is equipped in social slots, the visual after-image effect will still appear, even though you will not get the set bonus.
  • If you mix and match the Ancient Shadow armor and the Shadow armor, you will still get the set bonus. However, you will not get the visual after-image effect that comes with either set.

Tips[]

  • If you have a decent amount of gear with a new player, you can farm Eater of Souls and skip to Shadow armor very early on.
  • The Corrupt Statue allows this armor to be obtained even in Crimson worlds.
  • Despite its very low drop chance, it's actually quite easy to farm. Simply make two sloped sides leading onto lava. The Eater of Souls' AI will simply fly at the slopes and be guided onto the lava, allowing the player to farm mostly AFK. It's wise to build it in the air to make sure Devourers don't disturb the farming process.
  • It's a surprisingly good armor choice for summoners on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version – it is obtainable prior to defeating a boss and can be effortlessly farmed, and provides multiple benefits for summoners: it has high defense combined with increased melee speed (which is very useful for Whips) and movement speed, making it a great armor set prior to defeating a boss.

History[]

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